Monday, 26 December 2011

Weekly Gratitude - Expanded!

Considering my current blogging presence, this is most likely my last post this year. So let me make the most of it! Therefore, I'm not expressing my weekly gratitude this time, I'll expand it into the entire year's worth. So, some of the things I've been grateful for this year:

- my family, the immediate and the expanded one, and the fact that we've all reached the end of the year (relatively) healthy
- the fact that oh so many years ago (23!) I found my soulmate and best friend, my husband
- the wonderful period in our lives, seeing our two children grow up from day to day (sometimes they're too smart for their own good, if you ask me...)
- the first half of the year when I had more time to be creative and managed to spend more time on my blog
- the second half of the year which brought many challenging tasks - and they were all mastered with flying colours!
- our new home - I felt cosy and really at home in our house the very first night we slept here
- all of you, again, my dear blogging friends - you allow me to travel the world without actually leaving the house (even though, every now and then, I wouldn't mind having a cup of tea with you in person... in your living room, perhaps...?)
- the fact that my husband & I actually managed to leave the house and flew to London for the weekend back in June; it felt great to be 'home' again
- our lazy and peaceful Christmas, with my two children singing at our local church - so sweet!
- my little girl's first solo performance - goodness me, she was so proud!
- once again, our friends - I'm really looking forward to spending New Year's Eve with them!

P.S.: In case this really is my last post this year - in 2012 I wish you much love and health and happiness and pretty little things to make your hearts sing... and for myself, I sincerely wish to have some more blogging opportunities! See you next year, then!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Weekly Gratitude

This week, my dear friends, I'm really grateful for:

- the fact that I can find at least one evening a week to visit my own blog and actually write something
- my little girl's 'Open Door Day' at her ballet class
- my boy's upcoming piano recitals (two in a row!)
- my husband working from home every now and then
- last Friday's Christmas shopping with my Mum
- the most wonderful Christmas crafting book (thank you so much for the idea, Lucy!)

Monday, 12 December 2011

Weekly Gratitude

This week I'm very much grateful for:

- woolly scarves and mittens and gloves and hats, great for fighting the cold
- our busy, busy lives - we can manage everything as long as we're healthy!
- pretty little things (again) that make our busy lives easier to manage
- my crochet cushion covers, finally finished after several months...
- my darling new little grey coat with bright red buttons (an early birthday present from me to me, found in Bratislava; pictures to follow!)

Monday, 5 December 2011

Weekly Gratitude

Well, it appears that my Monday gratitude posts are the only thing left I can actually manage on my blog. What is happening? Where did I find the time for (almost) daily posts not so very long ago? These days I'm jumping with joy if I can actually read some of your blogs, I'm totally extatic if there's a second available to write a short comment, and that's about it. Does this happen when you're a month and a day away from forty? Do share, please... And may I add how happy I am to read all your comments on my random thoughts!

So, today I'm totally and utterly and completely grateful for:

Photo source: Wikipedia

- four days spent in Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, where our choir attended a festival of advent music
- the rather unexpected SILVER medal won at the said festival!!!!!
- the absolutely fabulous time we had in Bratislava
- all my friends at the choir, lovely people and great party animals...
- the delicious Slovak food (am I allowed to mention the drink as well? I'm grateful for that too...)
- the beautiful sights we got to see, despite the lousy weather, including this unbelievable Blue Church
- the fact that my beloved husband joined the party as well (his joining the choir was his early gift for my 40th birthday!)